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New emergency housing development open

More families will have a warm and safe place to stay in times of need with the opening of the first stages of an emergency housing development in Otahuhu, Auckland.The...


Victoria Square restoration underway

The restoration of earthquake-damaged Victoria Square is now underway, Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.The Canterbury earthquakes left the square in poor condition, with significant damage to...


$1 million for Christchurch sports hub

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced a $1 million investment into a new sports hub for Christchurch.“The Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub will be set across 32 hectares...


Nominations open for 2017 NZ Youth Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 New Zealand Youth Awards, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“These awards recognise and celebrate young New Zealanders who have achieved outstanding results, as...


$2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairawhiti

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today announced funding will be made available for tourism infrastructure and cultural events as part of the...


Customs makes record drug seizures

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is today congratulating Customs on a record number of drug seizures in 2016.“Customs made 4165 seizures last year, including over 413 kilograms of methamphetamine and 1.1...


$30m erosion control programme widened

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has announced changes to Gisborne region’s Erosion Control Funding Programme to allow a wider range of measures to manage erosion in the region. The...


Govt to work with Gisborne on transport priorities

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced that the Government will work with local stakeholders to identify and prioritise transport initiatives to help boost economic growth in Gisborne. The announcement...


Plan to boost Gisborne’s regional development launched

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston and other Ministers are in Gisborne today for the release of the Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan, highlighting the Government’s...


Wood technology investment in forestry sector

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced $2 million funding for a wood-processing facility which uses automation and robotics to turn low-value pine...